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tarekma7TechSmith Camtasia
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Camtasia lets you record a video of what’s on your computer screen. Use it to make lessons, tutorials, or product demos. Turn your screen recordings into compelling videos with Camtasia’s video editing tools, animations, and effects. It is the complete all in one professional solution for recording, editing and sharing high-quality screen video on the Web, CD-ROM and portable media players (For example; iPod). The program supports  different video standards, which lets your content useful all the time.

You will be able to easily record your screen, PowerPoint, multiple audio tracks, and webcam video to create compelling training videos, screencasts, and presentations. Using the interactive Camtasia Studio videos, you can present high-quality content anytime.


Download and installation:

The program can be easily downloaded from the official website. Simply follow this link to download the program:

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Installation is very easy. All you have to do is to follow simple on screen instruction and you will have the program installed on your computer

Welcome message:

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This message appear when you launch the program and give you some quick information about the program and its use

Version: 8.6.0
Released: 2015 Aug 25
File Size: 253.88 MB
Purchase :

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Purchase Includes:

•The latest major version of Camtasia Studio and any updates to your purchased version.
•Your software key will be sent via email.
•Software is licensed per user. Each purchased user can have the software installed on two machines.
There are two other discounted purchase options: educational and governmental

System Requirements:

Camtasia Studio:

•Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (Recommended: 64 Bit versions)
•Microsoft DirectX 9 or later version Microsoft .NET 4.0 (included)
•Dual-core processor minimum ~ Recommended: Quad-core processor or better
•2 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 4 GB or more 2 GB of hard-disk space for program installation)
•Display dimensions of 1024x768 or greater
•Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone, and speakers (Recommended)
Feature-specific requirements:

•Camtasia Studio Add-in for PowerPoint requires PowerPoint 2007 (32-bit) or PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit) 
•Import of .mov and production to .mov and .m4v requires Apple QuickTime 7.2 or later
•Playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari 5.1+, iOS 6+, Android 4+ (Chrome for Android Recommended)
•Camera video recording requires a USB Web Camera. Recording live from a DV camera is not supported
•Integration with TechSmith Relay requires TechSmith Relay Client Recorder
•GPU acceleration requires DirectX 9 compatible video adapter with 128 MB of video memory or greater and Pixel Shader 2.0 or later

User Interface:

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The user interface is very friendly and easy to use. It inclues many parts that make it easy for you to use.

1.     Preview window and canvas
2.     Access to three of Editor’s important features: Record the Screen, Import Media, and Produce and Share your video.

3.     Menu options, edit dimensions, view magnifications and get help

4.     Playback, task tabs, library, clip bin
5.     Timeline, timeline toolbar, timeline tracks


A screen recorder that captures exactly what you need every time
Record whatever part of your screen you need, down to the pixel. Camtasia’s precise crosshairs make it simple to capture windows, regions, or your entire desktop.
Edit audio and video separately: After you record, Camtasia will import your system audio, screen video, cursor, and microphone onto their own tracks, so you can easily edit them separately.
Incorporate webcam: Put a face to your voice. Simply turn on your webcam when you start screencasting, and Camtasia will automatically add it as a separate track.
Import more footage: Add in real-world footage with TechSmith Fuse, our free mobile app. Or, import existing videos, photos, music, and more to create unique videos that stand out.
A video editor that gives you total control: It lets you cut out mistakes or patch in new footage. With the editing timeline, you have control over every frame in your video.
Camtasia will always save your original footage if you change your mind
Unlimited tracks: The multi-track timeline expands to fit all your projects.
Split, delete, and stitch: Perfect for getting rid of mistakes.
Noise removal and leveling: Use the audio tools to clean up the sound on your screencasts.
Captioning: Add ADA-compliant captions to your videos. Camtasia supports both open and closed captioning. Plus, captions can be exported for translation.
Video effects that let you draw attention to what’s most important of your screencasts. Add animations, quizzes, and more to draw in your audience
Save elements you repeat a lot, so you can stay consistent across projects.
Callouts - Arrows, cursor effects, keystrokes, sketch motion illustrations, text boxes, highlights, blur, and more--help you get your point across.
Quizzing (PC Only) - Check comprehension with a quiz. Camtasia quizzes are SCORM-compliant, so they’ll play nice with your LMS or grade book.
Zoom, Pan, & SmartFocus: Use panning and zooming to direct viewers’ attention by showing only what’s important. Or, let SmartFocus do the work for you.
Green Screen: Camtasia’s chroma key effect removes the background color of any video. Layer it on top of your recording to put yourself right in your video.
Save, share, or send your screencasts: Export your video projects in a variety of file formats (MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, etc.) with Camtasia’s custom production settings.
Share your recordings on your organization’s LMS or add them to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, so everyone can see it at once.
Send your recordings straight to accounts you already use like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, and more.

What is New in Version 8.6.0:

•Added Vimeo production preset
•Added support for 24-bit and 32-bit audio decoding
•Fixed issue related to AVCHD
•Added capability to extract media streams from TREC recordings
•Improvements and bug fixes for the TechSmith Smart Player
•Fixed some scenarios that resulted in a crash on start-up
•Bug fixes for YouTube and Google Drive outputs
•Other minor bugs fixes

For full version history, revise here:

Features in more details:


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With Camtasia Recorder, you record exactly what you want: the entire screen, specific dimensions, a region, a window, or an application. Recorder is designed to be simple and easy-to-use starting with your first recording—just click the Record button and begin your onscreen activity. Recorder will automatically record microphone, system sounds, cursor data, SmartFocus zoom and Keyboard shortcut data that generates automatic callouts in Editor . In your first recordings, it is better to use the default settings. Once you stop recording the preview window will appear. This allows you to preview any audio, camera video, and effects recorded.

You can easily add mouse clicks and cursor effects during recording. In addition the program lets you add drawing effects like arrows and circles over the screen as your record with ScreenDraw. 

Also you will be able to use a caption (to add copyright information, special instructions, additional information, etc.) or add a system stamp (for example recording information such as time/date and elapsed time into the recording) or add markers when recording to a TREC file in Camtasia Recorder or while editing in Camtasia Studio (for example create recording notes or navigation points).

The program has a built in features that lets you easily customize the toolbars which appear during recording the hotkeys to be used.

Record PowerPoint:

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This options lets you share more than just the slides from a presentation. Using the Camtasia Studio PowerPoint Add-In, it is easy to record and share PowerPoint presentations for attendees to watch again or for people unable to attend the presentation. You can quickly record and produce a PowerPoint presentation as an interactive video to appear on a webpage. Also you can include audio or camera video, save the PowerPoint recording as a Camtasia Studio project file (CAMPROJ). Automatically add markers to the recording file for each slide in the presentation. In the Camtasia Studio installation, the add-in is enabled by default. You can enable the add-in at a later time by selecting Camtasia Studio, Tools, Options, PowerPoint tab,  Enable PowerPoint Add-in.
You can also save PowerPoint slides as images to import into Camtasia Studio. If you make a mistake in the voice narration or find a typo in a slide, you can easily fix the error without needing to record the entire presentation again.

PowerPoint Add-In Options:

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To Change the Default Recording File Format:

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Simply select Tools, Options, General tab, Saving group box, Record to option

SmartFocus Technology:

TechSmith's exclusive SmartFocus technology keeps track of where the action happens during your recording. Then it produces a video that zooms in on the parts you need to show. Camtasia SmartFocus is ideal for videos where the source clip or recording dimensions are large (example: full screen recordings) and you want to produce the final video at smaller dimensions (example: for the Web or for an iPod).
Move or Resize the Recording Area:

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When you click the Record button, a dashed green line appears around the recording area. To move the recording area, click and drag the compass icon inside the recording area to a new location on the screen. To resize the recording area, click and drag a handle on a corner of the recording area in or out.

Lock the Recording Area to a Window or Application:

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This option allows you to automatically size the recording area to the size of the selected application window. If the recording area is changed, the window or application automatically resizes to stay within the recording boundaries.

Record a Webcam in Camtasia Recorder:

Record camera video, such as a video of the speaker, along with your screen recording. Click the Webcam button to enable webcam recording

Record Audio:

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It is important to create your recordings with the best possible audio quality because the audio codecs used in producing the final video may cause audio quality to degrade. If the audio source is on and set up properly, the source meter appears active in Recorder and for all active sources in the Audio dropdown menu.  Audio level is in the green range and responds to changes in the audio give the best volume result.

Edit Your Video:

Use Editor to arrange and edit clips on the timeline to build your video. The timeline is the primary working area for editing your video. You can import images, recording files, video clips, and audio into Editor to include on the timeline. There are several components within Editor including the Clip Bin, Library, Preview Window, timeline, and task tabs used to add and edit effects.

Produce and Share Video:

 The production process, also called rendering, creates an output file based on the sequence of video clips, audio clips, images, and effects on the timeline. Preset production options contain settings optimized for popular distribution methods:, YouTube, the Web, or mobile devices.


You can import or export projects as zip format. Also video projects will be autosaved by default

Clip Bin:

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The Clip Bin references all video, audio, and image clips imported into the current project. You can add multiple instances of a clip onto the timeline. Simply drag the clip from the Clip Bin onto the timeline or right-click on a clip and select Add to Timeline at Playhead.


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The Library holds timeline sequences, video, audio, and image clips that you want to use from project to project. Items in the Library are called media assets. You can add different files to the library (For example video, audio, image and Zip files)


Use the timeline to assemble and edit the video. The timeline represents the sequence of all video clips and other media (callouts, markers, zoom animations, etc.) that will be included in a video. The Zoom-n-Pan tab offers a quick way to add zoom in, zoom out, and pan animations to the timeline. Media on the timeline can be grouped together to be arranged and resized easily.


Callouts are graphics that appear on top of a video to draw viewers’ attention to important objects or processes in a video. You can easily add callouts from the timeline or from the callout tab

Quiz and Survey:

Insert a quiz or survey into your video to test viewers’ knowledge through multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and true/false questions. You can also add open ended questions to gain feedback or gather user information such as an email address to contact the viewer at a later time.

Full online training resources are available here:


Record whatever part of your screen you need
High quality
Edit your video
Powerpoint add-on
Unlimited tracks
Easy share of your video
Video effects
And many more
Cons: None

Camtasia is more than a simple screen recorder. Camtasia Studio helps you create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia Studio to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements or import media, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device.
Excellent review Tarek for an awesome software. Clapping
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Great review Tarek.
Very complete review, thanks for the work tarekma7
Thank you for very good review.
Good detailed review. Thank you.
Good review , thanks tarekma7.

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